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Pinarello Prince Disk Ultegra Di2 Bike
Though even a couple of years ago there was a lot of debate surrounding disc brakes on road bikes, it’s a pretty normal thing now. In fact, unless you have compatibility issues with wanting to continue using expensive rim brake wheels you already own, there is almost no reason not to go with a disc brake bike when buying a new ride. The Pinarello Prince Disk is the first time that disc brakes have been added to the Prince lineup and it makes the bike not only a joy to ride, but opens up all sorts of new possibilities.
The Prince Disk is made with the same T700 carbon that is found on the regular Prince. Having been given the same a-symmetric layup that Pinarello has perfected over the years, the Prince Disk will be able to offer the responsive ride that will make getting out on the open road that much more exciting. The stable handling that is a hallmark of Pinarello bikes is if anything enhanced with the endurance oriented geometry that the Prince Disk offers. The Onda fork and seatstays will also help increase the comfort levels softening the ride without losing the rigidity. And the handling will be as stable and sharp as ever with the Onda Fork. Pinarello has included their “fork flaps” which are essentially little fairings to the rear of the dropout to increase stiffness and enhance the aerodynamics.
It will still be ready to offer a very responsive ride especially with the smaller rear triangle. Since the seatstays hit much lower on the seat tube it will tighten up the ride making sure all accelerations get the most out of the power you are putting down. The frame shape is the same as the regular Prince with the Pinarello FlatBack profile enhancing the aerodynamics without turning it into a bone rattler. Being able to fit 28mm tires on the bike will also do a lot to improve your overall comfort and will even make gravel trails a possibility on those rides you go exploring. The flat mount disc brakes can accommodate up to 160mm rotors, which will be more than enough to handle even the longest alpine descent without overheating. The 12mm through axles will also give you a solid foundation and help you know that your stability will never be hindered by frightening wheel wobble.
The wide range of frame sizes will ensure that you will be able to find a Pinarello Prince Disk to fit. And if you are smaller rider or a woman who likes to have a slightly easier fit, then there is an additional Easy Fit option that offers four sizes with geometry tweaked to improve the comfort for women or other riders who have shorter arms and/or torsos.
For anyone looking to get the most out of long rides on mixed surfaces, the Pinarello Prince Disk offers all the advantages of a racing bike with the comfort of a touring bike.